Windom 00-07-00-07 = 14 Pipestone 06-20-14-00 = 40 Turnovers and field position proved to be the difference Friday night as Pipestone coasted to a 40-14 victory over the Windom Eagles at Pipestone.
The Eagles had two interceptions returned for touchdowns in the game and the Arrows were able to convert on good field position.
Pipestone jumped to the lead on a 35-yard interception return in the first quarter, then added a pair of touchdowns early in the second for an 18-0 lead.
Windom trimmed the deficit to 18-7 late in the first half when Luke Gilbertson hit Zach Wormstadt with an 8-yard touchdown strike. But Pipestone answered with a frantic hurry-up drive, capped with a 36-yard touchdown pass from Cody Thompson to Braden Rieck.
The Arrows added a 2-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard interception return in the third quarter, taking a 40-7 lead.
Windom scored the game's final points on a 22-yard Wyatt Minion touchdown run.
Minion rushed for 116 yards on 21 carries. Alex Borsgard added 35 yards on five carries.
Gilbertson completed 10-of-21 passes for 130 yards. Wormstadt had four receptions for 37 yards.
Fulda 00-06-00-00 = 06 RRC 28-07-13-00 = 48 Red Rock Central raced to an early lead and cruised to a 48-6 victory over Fulda Friday in Lamberton.
The Falcons scored on their first three offensive possessions and had a defensive touchdown, taking a 28-0 lead after one quarter.
On the opening drive, RRC marched 60 yards in six plays, capped with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Garrett Marsh to Brady Rasmussen. Jonah Hansen's extra-point kick gave RRC a 7-0 lead 90 seconds into the game.
Fulda answered, marching deep into Falcon territory. But on first-and-goal from the 9, the Falcons put heat on Fulda quarterback Levi Spittle, who tried to flip the ball underhanded to a receiver. Austin Irlback plucked the ball out of the air and raced 86 yards for a 14-0 Falcon lead.
Following a Raider three-and-out, Marsh hit Rasmussen with a 36-yard touchdown strike. Then, after another Raider punt, RRC went 48 yards in eight plays, capped with a 3-yard scramble by Marsh for a 28-0 lead.
Fulda put together its best drive of the night in the second quarter, going 84 yards in 19 plays, capped with a 3-yard run by Spittle.
But RRC answered with a flawless two-minute drive, capped with a 31-yard scoring strike from Marsh to Rasmussen with three seconds left on the clock.
After forcing a pair of three-and-outs to start the second half, the Falcons put the game away on touchdown runs of 5 and 39 yards from Sam Hansen.
Hansen finished with 186 yards rushing on 15 carries. Noah Stavnes had 40 yards on 10 carries.
Marsh completed 7-of-12 passes for 118 yards. Rasmussen had three catches for 76 yards, all for touchdowns.
MACCRAY 00-14-00-20 = 34 WWG 06-08-20-08 = 42 Westbrook-Walnut Grove gave up five long touchdowns but did enough damage in the third quarter to build a cushion and hold on for a 42-34 win over MACCRAY Friday in Westbrook.
The Chargers took a 14-0 lead. Andrew Quade scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter. Then, early in the second, Nathan Ross reeled in a 41-yard scoring strike from Anthony Ross.
But MACCRAY answered with a 91-yard interception return from Braden Hoekstra, then a 45-yard touchdown pass from Thomas Kirking to Hoekstra, tying the game at 14-14 at halftime.
WWG battled back, scoring 20 unanswered points in the third quarter. Kyle Kuehl scored on runs of 2 and 25 yards and Quade had a 5-yard touchdown run, giving the Chargers a 34-20 lead.
MACCRAY battled back with two long touchdown passes early in the fourth, but the Chargers regained a two-score lead on a 14-yard run by Quade. MACCRAY returned the ensuing kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown, but could not make another drive to potentially tie the game.
Quade finished with 137 yards rushing on 25 carries. Kuehl added 112 yards on 21 carries.
Anthony Ross completed 23-of-32 passes for 249 yards. Nathan Ross had eight catches for 97 yards. Quade had seven receptions for 96 yards.
HBC 00-12-16-00 = 28 MLA 00-06-08-06 = 20 Mt. Lake Area's final push to potentially tie the game with seconds remaining fell short as the Wolverines fell 28-20 to Hills-Beaver Creek Friday in Mt. Lake.
HBC scored the first two touchdowns of the game early in the second quarter, but MLA closed to within 12-6 on a 1-yard Kris Menken touchdown run before halftime.
Trailing 20-6 in the third quarter, the Wolverines trimmed the deficit on a 1-yard touchdown by Abraham Stoesz, but HBC regained a two-score lead late in the third quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run by Gavin Wysong.
Drake Harder hauled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Weston Osland in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to 28-20.
The Wolverines' late-game momentum was halted by a frightening injury to an HBC player, who lay motionless on the ground for an extended time before being taken by ambulance to the Windom Area Hospital.
When action resumed, the Wolverines marched deep into Patriot territory, but a fourth-down pass with time running out flew just out of the reach of the Wolverine receiver in the end zone, allowing HBC to claim the win.
Menken finished with 51 yards rushing on 13 carried to lead MLA. Stoesz added 40 yards on seven carries.
Stoesz completed 9-of-26 passes for 124 yards. Harder finished with five catches for 100 yards.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. MCW, Sept. 15 MLA: at EE (Edgerton), Sept. 15 RRC: at HBC (Hills), Sept. 15 WWG: at RTR (Tyler), Sept. 15